Dayalan Kasilingam


Dayalan Kasilingam, PhD

Professor / Chairperson

Electrical & Computer Engineering



Science & Engineering 217C


1987California Institute of TechnologyPhD in Electrical Engineering
1982California Institute of TechnologyMS in Electrical Engineering
1981Cambridge University, UKBA in Electrical Sciences




Research awards

  • $ 476,926 awarded by Office of Naval Research for UMassD MUST I: Deep Learning-Enabled Detection and Classification of Acoustic Signals in Underwater Channels


Research interests

  • Adaptive signal processing
  • Applied Electromagnetics
  • Remote Sensing
  • Wireless Communications

Dr. Dayalan Kasilingam received the B.A. degree in electrical sciences from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., in 1981 and the M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, in 1982 and 1987, respectively. From 1987 to 1992, he was the Senior Research Scientist with Ocean Research and Engineering, Pasadena, where he developed numerous techniques for analyzing and retrieving information from synthetic aperture radar images of the ocean surface. In January 1993, Dr. Kasilingam joined the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Kasilingam’s research interest is in radar remote sensing and applied electromagnetics. He received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Grant from the National Science Foundation in 1995. He has also been awarded research grants from the Office of Naval Research and NASA. From September 2005 through May 2014, he was the Chairperson of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Kasilingam has also performed sabbaticals at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, and at the Center for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing at the National University of Singapore (NUS).